Taken from the Wild! 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition which was released on 29th March 2019.

Available now – https://erasure.lnk.to/Wild

Originally released in October 1989, the classic Erasure album Wild! is the band’s fourth album and their 2nd UK number one.

Featuring the four hit singles ‘Drama!’,’You Surround Me’,’Blue Savannah’ and ‘Star’ the album is re-mastered and re-issued as a deluxe 2CD version in a hard back media book
with original photography by Pierre et Gilles and brand new sleeve notes.

An exclusive bonus disc features five unreleased tracks including a brand new remix by Richard Norris (The Grid / Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve), a recently discovered unreleased mix of ‘How Many Times?’, rare 12″ remixes by Mark Saunders, Gareth Jones and Mute supremo Daniel Miller (with Phil Legg), cover versions (including the fan favourite ‘Supernature’) and exclusive live tracks recorded at London Arena, Docklands in December 1989.

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  1. Obviously still in demo mode. How Many Times is one of the few tracks I liked on Wild! It seemed to me that erasure had lost their way after The Innocents with Wild! It was collectively just too camp and insipid for my liking (La Gloria needs to be burned WITH the hole-y fire of several straitened mâles' sacrifices and its still echoing ashes blowtorched back into whatever mindhole it managed to mince out from (or blown directly into Stevie Nicks' fundament, just like the cocaine she had Fleetwooded therein by her aiding and a-bate-ing fellow cocaine members (this is true, as well as the genesis of their hit Rumors)). What amazes me is after that hole [sic] project Vince managed to master his sound bringing us what is his and my favourite ever erasure album in 1991, Chorus, which I utterly LOVE, from its ten basic tracks to its many remixes and especially b -sides. The eponymous track's single release was like a breath of fresh air as well as a sigh of relief after the Drama! of the preceding two years.

  2. Same arpeggio, bass line and other synth parts, just different sounds. Glad they changed the drum part though. The outro was used live. I loved Wild! Still do, La Gloria included, showed variety. Just didn't see the point in the "Piano song" instrumental intro. Was hardly a "wild!" album opener… Drama should have been the first track.